9 Last-Minute Dinner Ideas
For nights when even ordering takeout isn't fast enough, here are simple meals you can throw together with whatever ingredients you have around.
If you have leftover pork, chicken or beef and leftover rice...
Make fried rice. Dice about a cup of leftover meat. Heat a tablespoon of canola oil in a wok or frying pan and add 2 beaten eggs and chopped scallions or onion; stir. When the eggs are lightly browned, mix in another tablespoon of oil, the meat, about 4 cups of rice (cold is better; it's firmer and contains less water than freshly cooked hot rice, so it crisps up) plus a cup of frozen peas, carrots or other vegetables. Cook 5 minutes; dress with soy sauce and cook a minute more.